Project icecap, lurssen yacht also known as Northern Star

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Project Icecap: Secretive 107m Lürssen project nears completion

21 July 2022• Written by Katia Damborsky

Project Icecap, a highly confidential 107 metre superyacht, has been spotted for the first time after her wraps were removed earlier this week.

She is currently in the final stages of construction at Peene-Werft, a shipyard in north-eastern Germany that forms part of Lürssen’s naval division.

The secretive superyacht is under construction at Peene-Werft
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The yacht has remained largely out of the spotlight until now, but delivery is expected towards the end of 2022. The project was originally sold in March 2018 by Moran Yacht & Ship and the company is also managing the construction.

First images reveal a sharply inverted bow and large aft deck helipad which suggest polar capacities. Exterior design comes from Norwegian studio Salt Ship Design and renderings indicate she will be painted midnight blue.

The steel and aluminium yacht features a total interior volume of more than 6,500GT and is expected to offer accommodation for up to 20 guests split across ten cabins.

In the past, Moran also revealed that Project Icecap will be powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system and will feature state-of-the-art energy saving, power storage, heating and cooling systems.

Renderings suggest a helipad, pool and fixed terraces

Renderings of the yacht were first revealed in 2018, shortly after the sale was finalised. 

Other key features  include an aft-deck infinity pool, a fold-out superyacht beach club, an upper-deck helipad and three fixed terraces built into the stacked forward superstructure. 

Project Opera is under construction at separate Lürssen facilities

Project Icecap joins five other superyachts measuring over 100 metres under construction at Lürssen, including the soon-to-be-launched Project Opera and the recently spotted Project Alibaba. Last spotted in May 2021, Project Opera is currently getting ready to roll out of the construction shed in Bremen.

Once delivered, Project Icecap will become of the world's largest superyachts, sitting somewhere around number 48 on the leaderboard.